2012 Review

Andrew Strauss      

Full name Andrew John Strauss

Born March 2, 1977, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Current age 37 years 149 days

Major teams England, Middlesex, Northern Districts

Nickname Straussy, Levi, Mareman, Muppet

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education Radley College, Durham University

Andrew John Strauss
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 100 178 6 7037 177 40.91 14385 48.91 21 27 867 10 121 0
ODIs 127 126 8 4205 158 35.63 5195 80.94 6 27 454 25 57 0
T20Is 4 4 0 73 33 18.25 64 114.06 0 0 9 0 1 0
First-class 241 424 25 17046 241* 42.72 46 74 228 0
List A 254 247 14 7631 163 32.75 10 49 90 0
Twenty20 28 28 0 519 60 18.53 442 117.42 0 2 73 3 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 100 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 127 1 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 241 132 142 3 1/16 47.33 6.45 44.0 0 0
List A 254 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 28 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Lord's, May 20-24, 2004 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Lord's, Aug 16-20, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla, Nov 18, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Mar 26, 2011 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Australia at Southampton, Jun 13, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 15, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1998
Last First-class England v South Africa at Lord's, Aug 16-20, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1997
Last List A Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Mar 26, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 15, 2009 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
20, 1 England v South Africa Lord's 16 Aug 2012 Test # 2053
37, 22 England v South Africa Leeds 2 Aug 2012 Test # 2051
0, 27 England v South Africa The Oval 19 Jul 2012 Test # 2049
50, 127* Middlesex v Notts Uxbridge 11 Jul 2012 FC
17 England v West Indies Birmingham 7 Jun 2012 Test # 2045
141, 45 England v West Indies Nottingham 25 May 2012 Test # 2044
122, 1 England v West Indies Lord's 17 May 2012 Test # 2043
2, 43* Middlesex v Notts Nottingham 9 May 2012 FC
49 Middlesex v Worcs Lord's 3 May 2012 FC
0, 6 Middlesex v Durham Lord's 19 Apr 2012 FC
Profile

Upstanding, self-effacing and privately educated, Andrew Strauss was the archetypical England captain, and one of their most successful ones. His understated authority underpinned England's rise to the top of the world rankings - for the first time in 31 years, according to back-dated calculations - in a journey that included a home Ashes win in 2009, an even sweeter victory in Australia for the first time since 1986-87, and a 4-0 whitewash to usurp No. 1-ranked India in 2011.

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Timeline
    • July 27, 1997
      A Sunday League debut
      • After spending the summer of 1996 with Durham University and Middlesex's second XI, Strauss's first appearance for the county's first XI comes the following year in an Axa Sunday League game against Kent at Lord's. It is an unpromising debut as, batting at No. 8, he contributes only three runs before being bowled by Matthew Fleming.
    • August 31, 1998
      An impressive first-class start
      • At the age of 21, Strauss's first opportunity in the county championship comes in Middlesex's game against Hampshire, when, given a chance up the order, he makes 83 in the first innings before edging Nixon McLean, the West Indies fast bowler, to second slip. He fails in the second innings, however, scoring 12 before the declaration in a match that Hampshire go on to win by 7 wickets.
    • May 6, 2000
      Foreshadowing an opening role
      • Strauss had switched to the position of opener the previous summer with reasonable success, and gets his maiden first-class hundred in that position when he makes 111 not out in the second innings of a drawn game against Northamptonshire. His sole century of the summer is a timely one, coming in Middlesex's first game of the championship season. Its setting - Lord's - is a special one too, and the ground would come to hold several fond memories for Strauss in the years that follow.
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Jul 5, 2014

Andrew Strauss and Mike Atherton in the commentary box, MCC v Rest of the World XI, Lord's, July 5, 2014

Andrew Strauss and Mike Atherton in the commentary box

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Jun 28, 2014

Andrew Strauss and Sachin Tendulkar at Wimbledon, June 28, 2014

Andrew Strauss and Sachin Tendulkar at Wimbledon

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Jun 24, 2014

Alastair Cook chats with Andrew Strauss, England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day, June 24, 2014

Alastair Cook chats with Andrew Strauss

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2005

Awarded the MBE in 2005

Awarded the OBE in June 2011

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